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August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Apostles of Satan

The apostles of Satan are for the most part ordained ministers. Thousands of those who occupy our modern pulpits are no longer engaged in presenting the fundamentals of the Christian faith, but have turned aside from the truth and have given heed unto fables. Instead of magnifying the enormity of sin and setting forth…

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August 1995
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

You call that worship?

What is new or unexpected in the order of worship is distracting. Good changes should be made, if necessary, and then stick with them. Of course, worship should include different hymns, different prayers, and a different sermon each week; but the sequence of elements should be relatively constant. When the order of worship changes…

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August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The dying words of Jesus (part 2)

The Lord Jesus Christ was crucified between two thieves. The religious leaders of the day probably got no small delight from this. To them it was the ultimate insult to the one they despised so much. The self-proclaimed Messiah dying with common criminals! What more proof could there be that he was an impostor?…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Faith that sees Christ

With a weak faith and fearful heart, many a sinner stands before the Lord. It is not the strength of our faith, but the perfection of Christ's sacrifice that saves. No feebleness of faith, no dimness of eye, no trembling of hand can change the efficacy of his blood. The strength of our faith…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Picture of heaven – a new heaven and a new earth

What sort of place is heaven? If we are going there then surely we want to know what it is like. It is not just seventy years we are to speed there but eternity. Many of us know a believer in the Lord who has died, perhaps a parent or a friend. A question…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘How do you know?’

Every parent knows that children have a way of exposing the real issues of life in an innocent yet unsympathetic manner. 'Where did God come from? Where did I come from? Where will I go when I die?' are questions which raise ultimate philosophical concerns. The most important of questions, however,is 'How do you…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Dying words of Jesus

'Father, forgive them for they know not what they do' (Luke 23:33-34) Dying words hold a strange fascination for us. Army general and Christian Stonewall Jackson's last words were: 'Let us pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.' The last words of the historian Edward Gibbon were: 'All is…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Search the Scriptures

The Greek word here rendered search signifies a strict, close, diligent, curious search, such as men make when they are seeking gold, or hunters when they are in earnest after game. We must not rest content with having given a superficial reading to a chapter or two, but with the candle of the Spirit…

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July 1995
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Danger of independency

Judges 18 tells us of the unsettled tribe of Danites seeking a place in Palestine to occupy. For that purpose they sent warriors into the hill country of Ephraim to find a territory to raid, capture and make their own. The Danites selected the town of Laish as their victim, partly because this region…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

War

Conflicts have raged between nations down through the centuries. In spite of efforts to bring about world peace, men continue to fight old battles and new ones begin. Somewhere, conflict rages in the world every moment. People continue to die when nearly everyone wants to have peace. Why are there wars? Fighting starts when…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The celebration of the Christian mind

A biblical world-view is attained by means of a Christian mind. But few themes can produce such yawns as those two words. Back in 1963 the Anglo-Catholic clergyman Harry Blamires wrote a book of that title in which he said, 'There is no longer a Christian mind' (p.3). In the past thirty years it…

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Historical

July 1995
Articles > Historical

Spurgeon’s battle with hyper-Calvinism

On 19 May Iain Murray was asked to address the annual Grace baptist assembly on the subject of C.H.Spurgeon and his battle with hyper-Calvinism'. It is not that this group of 1689 Confessionalists are drifting in that direction, indeed a better grasp of experiential Calvinism would lift us all - pulpits and churches. But,…

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